Republicans continue to worry that they will lose control of both the Senate and the House come November and some have gone to far lengths to try to stop it. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) tried terminating special elections but his appeal was rejected.
On Wednesday the Wisconsin Court of Appeals turned down Walker’s request for a weeklong extension to call two state legislative special elections as Republicans race to change the law.
Walker tried stopping two special elections in two state legislative seats formerly held by Republicans who recently quit.
Those two districts heavily voted for Donald Trump in 2016. But recent wins by Democrats in red districts have worried Republicans.
Dane County Judge Josann Reynolds gave Walker until this Thursday to call special elections to fill the empty seats.
Walker said holding the elections were “unnecessary” and asked Reynolds to give him until April 6 to call the elections.
“Representative government and the election of our representatives are never ‘unnecessary,’ never a ‘waste of taxpayer resources,’” the court wrote in turning down Walker’s appeal.